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Importance of Stepping Out with Sunscreen

Importance of Sunscreen with Stepping out for Skin Protection in Encinitas Ca Area

With spring around the corner, everyone is eagerly waiting for the sun to come out. After all, when the sun’s rays hit you, it makes you feel good and look good too with that ‘sun-kissed’ tan! Reputed and experienced dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd asks you to remember that exposure to the sun also causes most of the age spots and wrinkles on our faces and overexposure to the sun can lead to skin cancer too. If you live in a sunny environment, reach out to Dr. Lloyd at the Skin & Vein Institute by calling her on (760) 642-6674. Dr. … Continue reading

Returning to your Youth with a Dermatologist

Return to the Skin of Your Youth with Encinitas Area Dermatologist

The most prominent aspects of a youthful face are soft and smooth skin, a healthy glow, even tone and of course well-defined features. Sagging, dullness, leathery texture, dark spots, sunken features, and fine lines can result in an overall aged appearance. As the years go by, they take a toll on your skin due to the loss of elastin fibers and collagen that support such tissues. Also, habits such as smoking, and tanning can take a toll on your appearance. However, with the right advice and guidance from reputed and experienced dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd, you can get back on … Continue reading

Seek relief from varicose veins

Safe and Effective Relief From Varicose Veins in Encinitas CA area

Varicosities (varicose veins) are not a pleasant sight. These enlarged, swollen and twisted veins form just beneath the skin, usually on the lower legs, and become overfilled with blood. Varicosities could affect the Greater Saphenous Vein (GSV), which runs from the big toe to the groin, or the many branches which extend from this main vein. They may or may not be painful but are a concern due to their appearance. Symptoms include: Dark purple or blue veins Veins that seem to be twisted and bulging Achy or heavy feeling in legs Burning, throbbing, swelling, and muscle cramping in lower … Continue reading

Freshen up your skin for spring

Keep Your Skin Fresh and Safe During Spring Season in Encinitas area

If your skin looks dull and dry right now, it may just be waking up from the cold and gloomy days of winter. Now is the time to freshen it up for spring season. The first step is moisturizing. The importance of a high-quality moisturizer to your skin can never be emphasized enough. Hydration keeps the skin from getting dry, flaky, cracked, itchy, and irritated and prevents bleeding, infections, and inflammation. While drinking plenty of water is important to hydrate the body, a moisturizer is vital to keep the epidermis, the top layer of skin, hydrated, smooth, and supple. Heading … Continue reading

No more dry skin this winter

No more dry skin this winter

Winter is not exactly kind to our skin. In fact, it is a time when our skin suffers the worst form of damage with excess dryness and increased UV exposure. The lack of humidity in the air dries the skin, making it itchy, red and flaky, and even causing cracking and bleeding. Plus, most people are more lax with sunscreen because it is “winter” however, the damaging UV rays are still present and are more intense in areas with snow to reflect them back to your skin. Needless to say, this leads to long-term damage. However, it is within our … Continue reading

Fraxel for youthful, rejuvenated skin

Restore Youthful Skin With Fraxel Treatment

You may spend a lot of time and money on expensive creams and lotions from the department store or online to maintain a young and fresh complexion. Despite all your best efforts, your skin may still look tired, sallow and dull. It may be plagued with acne and other scars, sun spots and pigmentation, freckles, lines and wrinkles. How do you dispel the dullness and get the glow back to your face? Well, it certainly is no cause for despair as laser technology can go a long way in helping the skin become rejuvenated and refreshed. One of the most … Continue reading

Quick ways to brighten your skin

Easy Ways to Brighten Your Skin in Encinitas area

Winter is a good time to work on your skin that was damaged by the sun during the hot summer months. It’s now time to undo the damage and get the glow and brightness back. Here are some helpful tips: Use a good cleanser to get the dust, dirt and pollution particles off the skin, and open clogged pores. An exfoliator (a scrub or a light laser treatment like Clear and Brilliantl) can remove the outer layer of skin comprising dead cells, and the dullness from the skin. Special products like serums and moisturizers which ‘brighten the skin’ work by … Continue reading

How to combat the cold of winter

Dermatologist in Encinitas area Explains How to Protect Skin From Winter

Winter is never kind to our skin. It makes the epidermis, the skin’s outer layer, dry, cracked and wrinkled. The skin, especially on the hands, gets irritated, while facial skin can redden, peel and flake. It is a minor inconvenience for some, but others could experience cracked, itchy, painful and even bleeding skin. If you want to prevent the harsh effects of winter, there are ways to overcome the situation and successfully protect the skin from the cold, dryness and low humidity. Protecting exposed parts of the body from the harsh weather is priority number one. Keeping the face and … Continue reading

Holiday Fun for the Skin

Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Encinitas CA area

Sometimes we wish we could go back to the days where we had glowing skin and when we looked youthful. Even though it’s not entirely impossible to turn back the clock on your skin, the heavy surgical procedures are not always desired. Now we have non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures to get a youthful appearance by minimizing signs of aging. Jeuveau is a new FDA approved botulinum toxin injectable which is used to reduce glabellar lines (the 11 lines) that cause aging wrinkles. The injectable works by relaxing the facial muscles so they contract less forcefully. By improving the wrinkles, your … Continue reading

Best Skincare Buys

Maintain Skin Heath With Best Skincare Products in Encinitas CA area

The signs of aging reflect through your skin as wrinkles, sunken features, and dark spots. Our routines change, our skin ages with time, and the conditions we expose it to also change. Unprotected sun exposure is one of the most damaging environmental factors that causes your skin to rapidly lose collagen and elastin fibers that normally help support your tissues. Proper nutrition and hydration help to maintain healthy skin, but when it comes to preserving it and protecting it from external elements, Skincare products play a major role. Most people are reluctant to wear sunscreen due to the irritation that … Continue reading

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Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

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